T40.5 THE PUNISHMENT OF SISYPHUS
|Museum Collection||Staatliche Antikensammlungen, Munich|
|Catalogue No.||Munich 3297|
|Beazley Archive No.||N/A|
|Ware||Apulian Red Figure|
|Painter||Name vase of the Underworld Painter|
|Date||ca. 330 - 310 B.C.|
|Period||Late Classical / Early Hellenistic|
Detail of the punishment of Sisyphus from a painting depicting Heracles' journey to the underworld.
Sisyphus pushes a rock up a hill as an Erinys (Fury) lashes him with a whip. The goddess is dressed as a huntress with short skirt, boots and leopard-pelt cape, and her hair swarms with poisonous vipers.